When the men go for a month long fishing and leave the women and children alone, the pirates searching for the island treasure, think they are up for an easy ride.
Mari (11) a tomboy, would give anything to be able to go fishing with her dad and grandpa. But, she needs to stay with the women and learn the family baking trade. Her grandmother is the village baker and a very wise woman but Mari is not interested in all that. She is also very annoyed when other kids tease her when she can hear voices that come from nowhere – from animals, trees or an abandoned boat that only wants to sail – or from the sea monk that seems to want something from her. Soon after men leave, she sees the black sales of the pirate boat….
The women are at first terrified by the dirty and aggressive pirates who seems to search for particular shiny treasure they saw from their boat. But soon they realize they need to unite to defend themselves and their homes. They unite their strengths, enchanting natures and different, sometimes magical powers, to the point that the pirates almost forget what they came here for. Mari learns that being a woman can be not only cool (in medieval terms) but also very powerful.
Lady Pirates tells a story about women, about their powers and connection to nature. It tells a story about the proverbial courage of fishermen, about how much it was dependable on them wanting to hug their women when they come home and about how the pirates might have missed that hug so much.